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The Best Nutrients for Beginners

Growing Organically with Soil and Beneficial Microbes

Growing the Natural Way Plain old soil  is amongst the most natural things on this planet. It’s almost everywhere, with the only notable exceptions being deserts, the arctic regions, and the sea.. Evolution and Soil The soil on planet earth has been created by the progression of millions of years of biological activity. When plants ...

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DWC – How Much Air Do I Need?

DWC (Deep Water Culture) is a simple but high yielding type of hydroponics. Another advantage is that because the roots grow directly into nutrient solution it means there is very little medium to dispose of after the grow. We are often asked how big does the air pump need to be. The answer to that ...

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Growing your own Food

Imagine going into your garden, greenhouse or allotment and picking your own delicious, super-fresh food. Well, with a bit of time and effort you can! You can easily grow your own vegetables and salad greens but those fruits grow on trees will take a lot longer (years). We stock lots of great products to help. ...

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How To Increase Your Plant Yield

Once you have learned to grow and have your environment fully dialed in (you can learn more about perfecting your environment here), you will probably become interested in how to increase your yields. Almost every nutrient manufacturer makes their own flowering booster and/or stimulator. PK Boosters A PK (Phosphorus and Potassium) booster is usually the ...

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One Stop 2020 Roundup – What A Year!

2020 has been a weird one to say the least; from the entire content team working in the packing department for 2 months to the Director of the company travelling to and from Cannock every night to make sure we had enough stock to send to you, it’s been eventful! We’ve overcome a lot of ...

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The Difference between AC and EC Fans

A duct fan is an essential part of an extraction system. Until recently the only type of duct fan available on the hobby growers scene were AC (Alternating Current) types. Recently though, a different type of fan has come onto the market called EC (Electronically Commutated). AC and EC refers to the type of motor ...

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Photosynthesis

Put simply, photosynthesis is a chemical process within a plant which makes food for the plant to live and grow. To do this the plant requires 3 things – carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H20), and light. The plant uses the energy of the light to convert the carbon dioxide and water into glucose (sugar). Oxygen ...

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Mid-size (240w-300w) LEDs, Which is best?

LED Grow Lights – We compare Models around the 240w to 300w level. Not everyone wants to grow in a standard 1.2m square grow tent. That may be because of space limitations or because the cost of the power that the lighting required to make the most of that size space would be higher than ...

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Recirculating vs Run-to-Waste Hydroponic Systems

No matter whether you hand water or use a hydroponics system, and no matter what medium you grow in, all methods of plant growing fall into one of 2 basic categories – either recirculating, or run-to waste (RTW). Recirculating hydroponics These are systems such as flood and drain or certain dripper systems like Wilma systems ...

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Nutrient Strength Meters

The process of photosynthesis provides the energy for growth (and metabolic processes. Plants use water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and light-energy to produce glucose – an energy-containing sugar. This glucose can then be shuttled to the parts of the plant where it is needed to power plant growth. While photosynthesis provides the energy for growth, it ...

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